Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Samsung Creates First LCD with DisplayPort Video Interface

Seoul, Korea – July 25, 2007: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world’s largest provider of thin-film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels, announced today that it has developed the world’s first LCD panel using the next-generation video interface – “DisplayPort.” Sanctioned by VESA (the Video Electronics Standards Association), DisplayPort will serve as a replacement for DVI, LVDS and eventually VGA.

For Samsung’s new 30-inch LCD, the DisplayPort interface transmits graphics data at a total data rate of 10.8Gbps. This speed enables 2560x1600 resolution without any color smear. By using a transmission speed more than double that of today’s interfaces, Samsung’s new LCD only requires a single DisplayPort interface, instead of the two DVI (Digital Visual Interface) ports now used.

In a joint undertaking with Genesis Microchip Inc. (Santa Clara, California), Samsung developed its 30” panel using a new four-lane, 2.7Gbps/lane interface chip. The interface technology processes 2560x1600 pixels of graphics data at up to 10 bits of color depth or 1.07 billion colors, a feat that would normally require at least three DVI or four LVDS interface chips.

“We are pleased to be the first LCD manufacturer in the world to create a panel with a DisplayPort interface,” said Brian Berkeley, vice president, Samsung LCD Business, who is leading the company’s DisplayPort development efforts. “We have received many inquiries from computer integrators interested in DisplayPort-based LCD panels, which prompted an acceleration of our R&D for this first DisplayPort LCD panel.” Samsung was the only LCD panel maker participating in the original DisplayPort working (standards) group formed in 2004.

Samsung’s new 30” LCD also offers the company’s proprietary Super Patterned Vertical Alignment (S-PVA) liquid crystal technology for 180° viewing angle, and 300nits brightness.

Mass production of the 30-inch panel is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2008.

Display size 30”
Resolution WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600 pixels)
Response time 6ms
Viewing angle 180°/180°
Contrast ratio 1000:1
Mode S-PVA
Brightness 300 nits
Colors 16,777,000
Color saturation 100%
Interface DisplayPort

DisplayPort: This interface technology supports both internal (e.g. for notebook PCs) and external (box-to-box) connector links between PCs and monitors. DisplayPort has a scalable AUX channel for two-way communications, embedded clocking for higher speed, fewer wires, reduced electromagnetic emissions, and a micro-packet architecture for flexible design configurations. Its transmission range is wider than that of other interface standards and can be easily expanded. Besides Samsung, Display Port also is supported through VESA by many PC integrators, graphics chip makers, timing controller silicon makers, and the world’s leading producers of digital connection devices.
Digital Visual Interface (DVI): An existing interface that has a top transmission speed of 1.65Gbps/lane between PC and monitor.
Low-Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS): An existing interface between an analog-to-digital (A/D) board and the timing controller inside a monitor. Its top transmission speed is 0.945Gbps/lane.
DVI/LVDS: Current video interfaces for monitors use DVI to transmit data between external sources and the monitor A/D board. LVDS is used between the A/D board and the timing controller.
Nit: This term is a measure of brightness, also referred to as “candela per meter squared” (cd/m2).

2 New Desktops at 3GHz From Samsung

Samsung just released this morning two desktop model called "Magic Station BP70 (For corporate use)/ MZ60 (For end user)" and these two models are designed Intel Core 2 Duo CPU.
This new CPU supports 3.00GHz Cluck Speed (Max) and 1333MHz front side bus (FSB) and this is about 30% higher than the old version. In case of BP70 model, it includes DDR2 800MHz memory and over 500GB capacity and SATA type ODD.

BP70: Intel Core Duo E6550-E6850 CPU/ DDR2 667/800MHz Memory/ Nvidia Gforce Graphic card/ SATA DVD Super-Multi, SATA 2 HDD
MZ60: Intel Core Duo E6550 CPU, 2GB DDR2 667MHz Memory/ Nvidia Graphic card/ PATA DVD Super Multi, 500GB HDD

The LuvBook J120S by Mouse Computer Japan

MCJ presents its LuvBook J120S, a 12.1 inches laptop available in BTO.
It is (can be) equipped with Core 2 Duo T7100 CPU (GM 965), 1GB RAM, 80GB HDD (SATA), DVD multil burner and its screen resolution is 1280x800. As usual it features A/B/G WiFi and will cost you a nice ¥120000 (990€).

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Dell Inspiron 1520

If you fancy a notebook that will keep you connected, productive, and entertained on the go, the Dell Inspiron 1520 is quite a compelling option. Featuring a more attractive design than the E1505, with rounded edges and your choice of eight colors, this notebook packs a speedy Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 802.11n and Sprint's EV-DO Rev. A connectivity, as well as discrete graphics. Dell also goes the extra mile by offering 3GB of free online backup, the choice of ordering your system free of trialware, and--for the first time ever on a Dell consumer notebook--3G mobile broadband. We just wish it were more travel-friendly.

With the 1520, Dell ditches the familiar (but heavily aged) silver-with-white-trim look for one that has more flash. Our model came with a colorful soft-touch Ruby Red lid, but you can also get it in Jet Black, Alpine White, Espresso Brown, Flamingo Pink, Midnight Blue, Spring Green, and Sunshine Yellow. We were disappointed that the interior didn't offer as much flair as the exterior, but removing the white plastic bumpers found on the E1505 was a step in the right direction. We would like to have seen a sleeker chassis; at 6.7 pounds and measuring 14.1 x 10.6 x 1.5 inches, the 1520 is hefty compared with other 15.4-inch notebooks. But with that heftiness comes a solid build that feels like it can take a few bumps (view photo gallery).
The 15.4-inch (1680 x 1050-pixel resolution) display looked good from a variety of angles, whether we were surfing the Web, viewing photos, or working in Word docs. We noticed that flesh tones were a bit muted when we watched DVDs, however. Beneath the LCD sits a full-sized, flex-free keyboard that was comfortable to use even for extended periods. The touchpad is plenty big nd features firm, quiet mouse buttons.
The very edge of the front bezel houses handy multimedia controls, but we were disappointed to discover that the stereo speakers are angled upward from the bottom of the system's base, resulting in weak volume. An optional two-megapixel webcam is included, but its picture quality was no better than that of the typical 1.3-MP cameras found in most notebooks. Recorded video was jerky as well.
Powered by a 2-GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of RAM (expandable to 4GB), and a 5,400-rpm 160GB hard drive, the 1520 delivered a solid PCMark05 score of 3,579. (If you're looking to save money, the 1521 comes with an AMD Turion Dual-Core TL-50 processor for about $100 less than the 1520's starting price.) Nvidia's GeForce Go 8600 graphics processor churned out a 4,233 3DMark03 score that was capable of handling Vista's transparencies and Windows Flip 3D without a hitch.
In our F.E.A.R. test, the Inspiron 1520 notched a pretty good score of 48 frames per second on the autodetect settings, but maxing out settings saw the game chug along at an unplayable 12 fps. On our DVD rundown test, the nine-cell battery lasted 2 hours and 35 minutes before needing a charge. That's a good 20 minutes above average for a mainstream notebook, but most of those come with six-cell batteries. Either way, you can expect to see closer to four hours of runtime with standard use and Wi-Fi off.
Our configured unit came with 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, which moved data along at an excellent 16.7 Mbps and 15.1 Mbps at 15 and 50 feet away from our access point, respectively. Dell's Wi-Fi Catcher is included so that users can search for available signals without powering on the notebook. When outside of hotspot range, the embedded Sprint EV-DO Rev. A mobile broadband connection (a $150 option) kept us surfing at a brisk pace; we were able to download Firefox, a 5.7MB download, in only a minute. Uploading a 1MB photo to our FTP server was also swift; we were able to post the file in just under 30 seconds.
On the expansion front, the 1520 offers an ExpressCard slot, as well as FireWire, VGA, S-Video, and four USB 2.0 ports. Dell allows users to select an optional Blu-ray drive ($700) instead of the standard 8X DVD+/-RW drive, but with the lack of an HDMI port, there's no way to export video to a big screen. With only a 15.4-inch screen, you might as well skip high-def.
Photos, music, and video are always just a button press away with Dell MediaDirect with Instant Office, which let us swiftly access multimedia content--as well as view contacts, appointments, and PowerPoint presentations--without booting into Windows. Bundled with our system is Dell's Travel Remote Control ($15) and noise-isolation earbuds that come paired with the webcam for a total of $30. The handy remote, which slides easily into the ExpressCard slot, allowed us to kick back and control our media in comfort. The earbuds were loud and clear, with sufficient bass.
Dell tosses in two convenient services designed to make your computing life easier: DellConnect, a remote diagnostic and repair service, and Dell DataSafe backup solution, which lets users save up to 3GB of data on Dell's secure servers. If you're in need of more storage, you can upgrade to 10GB ($10), 20GB ($20), or 30GB ($30). Dell backs the 1520 with a one-year warranty and 24/7 tech support.
Although it's a bit bulky, Dell has crafted a fine machine in the Inspiron 1520. Priced at a reasonable $1,807, our configuration is a stylish and powerful notebook. But with a starting price of $869, less souped-up versions of the this system, without bells and whistles like mobile broadband, should appeal to a wide audience.

Dell XPS M1330

If any single notebook can bring Dell out of its recent slump, the XPS M1330 is it. This portable's combination of light weight, stylish design, powerful performance, and built-in mobile broadband makes it a top choice for business travelers and hipsters alike (view photo gallery). Add in a stellar screen and keyboard and long battery life, and you have one of the top contenders for notebook of the year.
The M1330's soft-touch, crimson exterior is a new look for Dell, but the round logo on the lid is reminiscent of the one on the XPS M1210, this system's predecessor. Only 4.8 pounds (or as light as 4 pounds, depending on the battery), our configuration came with a built-in webcam, nine-cell battery, and travel remote. Although the VGA webcam no longer swivels as it did on the M1210, this one comes with tons of capabilities via software, including pan and zoom, face tracking, and special effects. All the webcam features worked reasonably well, and the picture was bright and clear, albeit washed out.
Along the right side you'll find an ExpressCard slot (with a mini remote control inside), a slot-loading DVD+/-RW drive, a Wi-Fi Catcher, and one USB 2.0 port. The left side houses another USB port, along with FireWire, VGA, Ethernet, and HDMI ports. An 8-in-1 memory card reader, dual headphones jacks, and a microphone jack grace the front.
We're big fans of the multimedia buttons along the top of the keyboard deck, although in general we'd prefer real buttons to touch-sensitive ones. Nonetheless, the Eject, Rewind, Stop, Play/Pause, Fast-Forward, Mute, and Volume buttons all worked well for us. You'll also find a Media Direct button for accessing your content without booting into Windows. The full-sized keyboard has a light, bouncy feel, which made touch typing a pleasure. The track pad and mouse buttons were both responsive, and we like the horizontal and vertical scrolling function on the track pad. A fingerprint reader sits off to the right.
Even with its slick external design, the display steals the show. The epic battles in our 300 DVD looked sharp and spectacular on the 13.3-inch, 1280 x 800-pixel widescreen. Colors were vivid, thanks to Dell's backlit WLED display. This panel is a welcome upgrade to the 12.1-inch screen on the XPS M1210.
We found the notebook's speakers plenty loud but the base weak, especially at the top volumes. Dell bundles noise-isolating earbuds, which sounded spectacular for both movies and music. We'd like to see some visual feedback when adjusting volume with the media buttons and the remote, but beyond that, watching movies or listening to music on a plane will be a blast with this screen and earbud combo.
Like its predecessor, the XPS M1330 packs a lot of power into a compact frame. Intel's 2-GHz Next Generation Core 2 Duo processor, along with 2GB of RAM, paced this system to a very strong PCMark05 score of 4,545; that's about 1,000 points higher than average for a thin-and-light system. Regular productivity tasks were speedy as well, even with several windows open, and the M1330 handled Vista's Aero interface with ease.
This notebook pumps out plenty of eye candy, at least for casual gamers. Thanks to Nvidia's GeForce 8400M GS graphics card with 128MB video memory, the M1330 turned in a way-above-average 3DMark03 score of 5,196. The M1330 garnered decent F.E.A.R. scores of 56 and 15 frames per second on autodetect and maximum settings, respectively. Having an HDMI output on board means you'll be able to output video and audio to a larger screen via a single port, whether you're playing games or watching movies. Too bad Dell doesn't include a Blu-ray or HD-DVD drive option..
Wi-Fi scores were also impressive at 19.1 Mbps and 16.9 Mbps at 15 and 50 feet, respectively. We saw very good speeds with the integrated Verizon Wireless EV-DO Rev. A mobile broadband connection. We uploaded a 991K image file to our FTP site in 38 seconds (208 Kbps) and downloaded it in an even faster 11 seconds (720 Kbps). Likewise, we downloaded Firefox (a 5.7MB file) in just 53 seconds. To date, only the Panasonic Toughbook CF-W5 has been faster, at 37 seconds. Other Rev. A. notebooks hover between 1:01 and 1:07. And when surfing the Web on a bus ride to New Jersey from Manhattan, Web pages loaded quickly, with only a little trouble while we were in the Lincoln Tunnel, understandably so.
We saw solid battery life of 2 hours and 24 minutes on our DVD rundown test with a six-cell battery and 3 hours and 47 minutes with the included nine-cell battery, which added $60 to the price of our tested configuration. That's five minutes longer than average for this class, and you should expect about 4.5 to 5 hours of productivity time.
Our system came with Windows Vista Ultimate, but you can save yourself $199 if you go for Home Premium. You also get a trial version of Norton AntiVirus. Dell backs the M1330 with a one-year next-business day, in-home service warranty on parts and labor.
Whether you compute on campus, during your commute, or while flying from coast to coast, the Dell XPS M1330 has the power and multimedia chops you're looking for. It's one of the few no-compromise lightweight notebooks we've seen, and we like this one the best because of its unbeatable combination of performance, portability, and style. Dell is back.

HP Pavilion dv9500t

The HP Pavilion dv9500t is a fun and fast entertainment notebook that delivers excellent performance and multimedia features in a slick design. The system sports a beautiful (if somewhat low-resolution) 17-inch widescreen and offers plenty of space for your music, photos, and video. The included HD-DVD drive and HDMI port allow users to watch high-def movies on the display itself or on a big-screen TV. Priced at $2,074, the dv9500t is a smart choice for home users looking for a powerful but reasonably priced desktop replacement that will turn heads.
An update to the dv9000 series, the dv9500t sets itself apart with the refreshed Centrino Duo mobile platform (codenamed Santa Rosa) and other welcome upgrades, such as the addition of a fingerprint reader and a VGA webcam. Weighing 7.7 pounds and measuring 15.2 x 11.7 x 1.6 inches, this desktop replacement is light enough to tote around the house. Keeping the same layout and design as the previous model, the dv9500t offers a shiny black coating, a sleek silver inside, and a new Radiance Imprint pattern on both surfaces.

Comfort is the first word that came to mind when we opened up the system. The large touchpad is soft and has an integrated scroll bar that makes scanning long Web pages a cinch. The touchpad also has an On/Off button, which is useful when you want to use an external mouse. Like other desktop replacements, the system features a full-sized keyboard and includes a 10-key numeric keypad. Above the keyboard are light touch multimedia QuickPlay buttons. You'll also find Altec Lansing stereo speakers, which sounded very good during our tests.
The 17-inch glossy display offers only 1440 x 900-pixel resolution, but this Ultra BrightView panel is no ordinary screen. HP claims that it improves the color gamut by 72 percent, and we think it's worth the extra $125. The screen provided very sharp and bright images, and the roomy screen allowed us to keep numerous windows open at the same time. If you want more resolution for enjoying HD-DVD movies, you can opt for the 1680 x 1050-pixel panel, which costs $75 less but doesn't offer the sweet Ultra BrightView treatment.
To get a true 1080i or 1080p high-def experience, you can use the dv9500t's HDMI port to output the notebook's audio and video to your HDTV using a single cable. When watching the HD-DVD version of Dreamgirls on the notebook's screen, we could see Beyoncé's detailed makeup, but we could actually count her pores when we switched over to a 42-inch Sony LCD TV.
Above the screen resides the VGA-resolution webcam, which delivered clear Skype video calls even in low-light conditions. We also loved the convenience of the two built-in microphones that straddle the webcam; other callers could hear us quite well, even as we moved around the room.
Thanks to its 2-GHz Core 2 Duo T7300 processor and 2GB of RAM (upgradable to 4GB), the dv9500t can handle anything from standard chores to hardcore multitasking. We couldn't get PCMark05 to run, but running two chat programs, surfing on Firefox, and playing a HD-DVD movie didn't slow down the system enough to affect playback. However, we did notice a lag in speed when switching programs. Likewise, when we ran a virus scan and installed program updates while watching a movie, there were no interruptions in the audio or video. In terms of handling Vista, the system gets a 4.5 (out of 5.9) base Vista experience score and a subscore of 4.6 on the graphics card that tests Vista's Windows Aero interface.
The Nvidia 8600M GS graphics card, complete with 256MB of dedicated video memory, gives the dv9500t pretty good gaming muscle. The dv9500t notched a good but not great 3DMark03 score of 6,221, as well as a respectable 67 frames per second using F.E.A.R.'s autodetect settings (25 fps with the settings maxed out), not bad for a nongaming notebook.
On our DVD rundown tests, the dv9500t lasted an above-average 2 hours and 21 minutes. The 802.11n connection wasn't exactly blazing; 13.2 Mbps of throughput at 15 feet and 12.5 Mbps at 50 feet.
For a little more than $2,000, you get a whole lot of power and style in this desktop replacement. The HP Pavilion dv9500t gives you a gorgeous screen, HD-DVD playback, and plenty of multimedia might.

The new line of ESPRIMO Mobile from Fujitsu Siemens ComputersThe new line of ESPRIMO Mobile from Fujitsu Siemens Computers

The Fujitsu Siemens Computers introduced a new line of professional laptops for a primary and secondary market segments.
Mobile laptops ESPRIMO will be available in August at a price of 1,099 euros.

The series includes three models: ESPRIMO Mobile U9200, U9400 and D9500, which can support such devices as latch port or extra battery (universal for the series of this laptop).

12.1-inch ESPRIMO U9200 Mobile is based on the Intel Core 2 Duo, weighs only 1.8 kg and is a good choice for frequent business travellers.

14.1-inch ESPRIMO Mobile M9400 weighs 2.1 kg.

ESPRIMO Mobile D9500 with 15.4-inch display weighs 2.5 kg and is a Class desktop replacement.

All models are equipped with integrated UMTS standard and widescreen displays. A second laptop battery provides up to 10 hours of continuous work.

According to information from IDC, ESPRIMO Mobile will strengthen position of Fujitsu Siemens Computers in the market of professional laptops.

ZINK Mobile Printer without using Ink

No more ink cartridges required thank you very much.

Zink Imaging has unveiled a new mobile printer that produces on-demand color images and photos without ink, ribbons or toner.

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Using ZINK's patented paper, an advanced composite material with dye crystals embedded inside and a protective polymer overcoat layer outside. Zink's process embeds the ink into the paper.

When it encounters heat, different layers of ink are activated and appear on the paper.

"We can make incredibly small and easy-to-use printers that can print images with the touch of a single button," says Zink Chief Executive Wendy Caswell, a former Polaroid executive. "When you don't have to deal with ink, you don't have to deal with the complexity that ink requires. This lets us get the size of the printer down to the size of something that can fit in your pocket, or which can be embedded into any type of electronic device."

Imagine now the ability to print more effortlessly with no hassle of worrying about low or empty ink cartridges.

The printer is expected to sell for $99 and $20 for 100 sheets of paper.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Color Picker Software! How it can help you?

How many times when you was going to make you own, profitble website about different interesting facts you was thinking about colors?? Many times! It's true. Colors at your website is very important, because all your visitors will receive devastating chromatic effect.
Many people think that Photoshop will help them to solve that problem, yes it is. But it's very expensive... don't you think so? To solve this problem, you can use the AdesDesign’s color picker tool, AdesClrPicker, that permits you, with just one click, to select the right color to use: go with the color picker directly over the color on the screen you are interested in, Make your mouse click and color picker will show you the exact color value in HTML, RGB, C++, VB and Delphi formats (last 10 colors are saved into program cache). And use it on other parts of your site to reach the perfect chromatic effect (colorpicker doen't occupy your windows bar, just a little icon in your tray)!

Color picker is sold for just $9.90 and pay via PAYPAL

On Ades Site, there is also a very nice blog, full of interesting information and facts. Take a look: